What Are the Advantages to a Washington Virtual Office?

December 30th, 2010

If you haven’t yet considered a Washington virtual office, now may just be the best time, since office space is one of the greatest expenses for any business, and these costs are consistently on the rise. This is particularly true of those working on our nation’s Capitol, where the cost of renting an office has increased by more than 20 percent in the last few years, according to recent statistics.  Choosing a Washington virtual office can easily eliminate a majority of these costs, as well as potentially increase your revenue and attract new clients to your establishment.

Location:

When dealing with a business, particularly one you are not familiar with, one of the first questions people ask is “Is this a well established company?” They often look at the company’s location as an indicator of how well it might be doing, so having an office located in a prominent city such as Washington D.C. conveys the impression that your business is doing very well, and is not likely to close up and move in the foreseeable future. Metro Offices has three virtual offices in the Washington area, each conveniently located to a number of the city’s finest dining and entertainment venues, as well as state and federal offices.

Amenities and Services:

Business can be stressful; even when all the pieces fall into place as planned, it still often feels like there just aren’t enough hours in a working day. Taking advantage of some of the services and amenities available in a Washington virtual office can alleviate some of that feeling of stress, and lead to a more relaxed, and therefore more productive, employee or executive.

The offices are well-equipped and can handle the needs of almost any business, whether those needs involve having access to the latest technology or simply having a professional answering service to handle your daily calls. Other services offered include sorting and forwarding letters and packages, as-needed access to meeting rooms, and fully furnished offices, which can be rented by the hour, day or week.

In addition to the numerous necessities that keep companies running smoothly and successfully, there are several little niceties that can make a hectic work day a little more bearable, if not outright enjoyable. Some of the virtual offices may be able to provide your clients or executives with daily newspaper delivery, or a coffee station. Others offer virtual clubs, where you can relax and follow the latest news via cable television, or work remotely from your laptop via a wi-fi connection.

Cost and Efficiency:

u Whether you are a start-up business, or your company has been around for years, keeping costs down is always a top priority, especially in cities such as Washington, where the cost of living and working is fairly expensive. A virtual office allows you to significantly reduce expenses in a number of ways:

u It eliminates the need for a long-term lease on a rental property, as well as the necessary utilities such as heating, electric and telephone/electric services.

u Executive and employee productivity is increased, as these individuals are able to spend less time commuting to and from work, and more time actually accomplishing their daily goals with less stress.

u Your business or company is able to be more competitive, by continuing to appear as professional as before, without all of the additional expenses. This enables you to use those resources in other areas such as marketing, attracting new clients or customers, or expanding your business.

For more information on Washington Virtual Offices, DC Meeting Rooms, Telework, Executive Office Spaces, FlexDesk and other cost-effective business solutions visit Metro Offices online at www.metroffice.com.

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Kathlene Buchanan is the president and founder of Metro Offices, one of the premiere, women-owned, executive office centers in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. With presence in 8 different locations throughout the capital area, Metro Offices offers a full range of innovative business solutions and advanced technologies to help businesses compete in today’s transitioning business environment. Buchanan has been in the industry since 1979, and Metro Offices has been operating since 1989 with locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.